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Castel dell'Ovo

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Via Eldorado 3 | L'accesso al castello è gratuito. L'orario indicato è quello estivo., 80132, Naples, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 November 2016

When touring a historic attraction, I like to know its history. It's difficult to garner history from the premises of Castel del l'Ovo. Only a handful of historical markers are posted. So I did an internet search. The castle is the oldest standing fort in...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The castle was beautiful and I'm glad my friend and I walked down to see it. I'm not sure if I missed some of the parts other people saw, but we just walked around the outside, took the elevator up and stood on the top,...More

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All reviews free entry egg castle bay of naples nice castle free attraction worth a visit nice walk walk around walk up mount vesuvius virgil cannon poet fortress backdrop shore landmark
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Reviewed 6 days ago

nothing special , great place to see Napolis sunset....great for photos....10 minutes away from Royal Palace...no ticket...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me, my other half and my friends came to this castle on trip adviser recommendations as we needed to fulfil some time before travelling to the airport. This is a free castle to enter and was actually very interesting (although the kids hated it as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent some hours going up there and checking the view to the Napolis Bay It s really worth and easy to visit and go up there

Thank Zé S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a quick visit to the Castel dell’Ovo on a particularly windy day. There was no entrance charge which was a nice surprise as most other sites in Naples have. However, there wasn’t a lot of information about the castle and it might have...More

Thank julesd149
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is well preserved and access to the large roofed area is free. From the top there are excellent views of the bay and Vesuvius to one side, and the western bay to Posillipo to the other. At the base of the castle is...More

Thank BaruchBarryPinnick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the castle one afternoon during our stay in Naples only to be be told we couldnt go to the top as it was closed. We were told we could go to the 2nd floor for 6 euros so we decided to do this....More

Thank holsmanDoncaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are good views of the Bay of nsaples and you can watch the giant cruise ships arriving or leaving harbour. There is an interesting photographic exhibition on one of the floors. The light in late afternoon is amazing and it is good to watch...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location is the other great spot to catch the sun setting. This is reasonable walking distance from the ancient centre and you get the opportunity to stroll down Toledo which offers smart end shopping. Access is free and there's a lift inside the castel...More

Thank scud56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were getting ready for some sort of event here. It is quite an imposing castle and the little seaside town next door is quite good to walk around. The walls are huge and high and you really do have to admire the builders. It...More

Thank drpaigec
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Whilst strolling round the waterfront, we wandered into the Castle. Very interesting and great views over the Bay of Naples and Mt Vesuvius from the top.

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20 April 2018|
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Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
In Italy is not holiday 19th september. just check if it s holiday in Naples
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Response from nikhil b | Reviewed this property |
Renting a boat:the castle itself is surrounded by a jetty with boats for hire. Plus there r 2 yatch clubs right next to it. Here is one name of a club to start ur enquiries;Club Nautico Della Vela, 12 Borgo Marinari, Napoli... More